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the lottery, and initially ruled natural causes. >> on today's respond a dream, michelle rhee gained notice, and forefront of education and teacher tenure and evaluating school performance. she believes that great teachers and great schools can lead to great futures for america's children. >> this is the country of equal opportunity. this is the country where if you work hard and you do the right thing, you're supposed to be able to live the american dream. but, it's not a reality for our children, who grew up in poverty today because they attend failing schools, where they don't gain the skills and knowledge that they need to see that success in the long run. we owe them so much more. >> michelle rhee, the ceo and founder of students first, is an educator who believes that children, regardless of their background or circumstances can achieve any goal if they receive a great education through great teachers who put their students first. for 18 years, michelle has been involved in helping children become their best. right out of college, she became a teacher with teach for america, a in one
taking place. michelle obama and dr. biden, the wife of the vice president, hosting an event. usher and others set to perform. molly henneberg now. the first and second families are involved in a national day of service today. what did they do? >> hi. good to sigh. they were involved in a couple of service projects. that is for military families that you just saw and today's day of service are not only a kickoff to the 57th presidential inaugural weekend burks also a celebration. a couple of days early, of dr. martin luther king, junior. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with a school makeover project there. here you see the president and mrs. obama staining a book shelf. the president spoke to the volunteers on this project. >> as i look around the room, i see friends from all across the country, people who have been such great supporters of ours, but more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> the vice president and his family also participated in the national day of service. the
of the young people, i was staining a shelf and i did -- michelle says i did a fine job. >> vice president joe biden also took part in the national day of service. he and his family went to the dc armory and stuffed care packages for deployed soldiers. gregg? >> gregg: there was a large scale service effort on the national mall, i believe. what was that all about? >> a big tented event on the mall. numerous organizations set up booths allowing people to get involved in service projects right there. including projects to fill backpacks with books for children in need and to create a mural for a dc area school and many more. there was some star power in attendance, too, including a former first daughter, and a hollywood actress. >> renewing america's promise. we're going to give back to our schools and students and we're going to search our community. and i am deeply grateful to the inspiring example of my grandmother and my parents and i am so grateful to see so much enthusiasm in this room today. >> also speaking today, delaware attorney general and son of the vice president, beau biden. >> gr
in washington, d.c. president and michelle obama went ball to ball in a big celebration. this time around, nations the challenges the country faces and economic problems and the budget issues here in d.c., they've gone much smaller. there will be only two presidential inaugural balls tomorrow night. they'll be in bigger venues and one will be at verizon center here. there will be plenty of opportunities to do it. it's been more subdued in terms of crowd. last time there was 1.8 million people estimated to have been on the mall. just today organizers have downgraded their estimates, they have predicted 600 this had to 8 high school,000 they have moved that down to half a million to $700,000. as we get nearer and nearer to the ceremonial issues of tomorrow they are looking at smaller crowds. an illustration of waning enthusiasm for the now re-elected president. he didn't get as many popular votes nor electoral votes as four years ago. his turnout will be smaller too. >> heather: and i hear it's going to be cold out there. bundle up. >> reporter: nothing like years ago. last president who ha
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